The Community Engagement VISTA serves in three areas.
Fundraising/Outreach Support: The Community Engagement VISTA coordinates fundraising events sponsored by outside partners; helps to spread the word about Our House by coordinating and delivering tours, presentations, and other outreach functions with corporations, congregations, partner agencies, and more; contributes to United Way fundraising campaigns by making presentations to local companies and by other activities; and provides support to Our House fundraising events and other development activities.
Partner Support: The Community Engagement VISTA coordinates partnerships with outside agencies; provides support to program staff in developing Memoranda of Understanding with outside partners; coordinates recognition activities for Our House partners including an annual appreciation event; maintains detailed contact information about partnering agencies.
Social Media: The Community Engagement VISTA coordinates Our House’s social media communications, including Facebook, Twitter, and more; engages with Our House team members to develop and distribute social media content; and coordinates with Communications VISTA and other team members on communication strategies.
What is AmeriCorps VISTA?
AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is a national community service program with the aim of expanding and strengthening the administrative, organizational, and financial capacity of anti-poverty organizations. VISTA Members commit to one year of full-time service, for which they receive a modest living stipend. At the conclusion of a successful term of service, VISTA Members are eligible for either a Segal Education Award or a cash payment.
Candidates must be passionate about serving the homeless in Central Arkansas. Other requirements include a college degree and the ability to commit to one year of service (August 12th 2014 to August 15th 2015) at Our House with no outside employment.
To learn more about giving a year of service, please visit our AmeriCorps page.
How to Apply
There is a two-step application process:
- Send a cover letter and resume to Joy Ritchey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put the position you are interested in as the subject line.
- Go to the AmeriCorps Portal, create an account and apply for the position online. If you need assistance with your online application, contact Joy Ritchey.